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Air Compressor Size

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by nograss, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. nograss

    nograss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    What size air compressor can be used to blow out irrigation systems. I need to buy one. :blob3:
  2. Broker

    Broker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Basic needs would be anything bigger then a 20 gallon. The smaller the ac the longer it takes.
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,755

    Compressor size is measured in CFM ( cubic feet per minute) The minimum I would recommend is 40 CFM . Tow behind units are the best for this application. Others may recommend smaller units , but its like digging a hole , you can dig a hole with a shovel , or you can dig a hole with a backhoe , at the end of the day which will do more work.

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